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Cosmonauts Complete Spacewalk to Install Hardware, Science

NASACosmonauts Complete Spacewalk to Install Hardware, Science

Spacewalkers Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai are pictured shortly after their spacewalk began on Thursday, April 25, 2024, for hardware and science installation work. Credit: NASA TV

Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Nikolai Chub concluded their spacewalk April 25 at 3:33 p.m. EDT after four hours and 36 minutes.

Kononenko and Chub completed their major objectives, which included completing the deployment of one panel on a synthetic radar communications system on the Russian segment of the complex and installing equipment and experiments to analyze the level of corrosion on station surfaces and modules.

This was the seventh spacewalk in Kononenko’s career, and the second for Chub. It is the 270th spacewalk for space station assembly, maintenance, and upgrades.

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